New to Premiere Pro: HDR Workflows, Optical Time Remapping, & H.265 Support
Adobe's next release of Premiere Pro CC isn't as flashy as the one announced at NAB 2015, but it includes some important new features nonetheless.
Chief among these new features are high dynamic range workflows, which are going to be the next big thing as our monitors and projection systems progress to the point where they can properly display the full dynamic range captured by today's cameras. Adobe is getting ahead of this trend by incorporating HDR tools into their Lumetri color panel. Here's a brief look at what these tools consist of, and how you can use them to manipulate HDR images more accurately:
Another interesting inclusion is optical time remapping, which allows for significantly smoother slow motion and ramping effects when you're working with footage shot at regular frame rates. It's definitely more intensive on your GPU than Adobe's traditional frame blending, but the results are far superior.
Additionally, Premiere Pro will soon support a variety of touch gestures, which should make working with the software on devices like the Windows Surface Pro and other Windows 8 touch screen devices much more manageable.
Last, but definitely not least, Premiere will soon offer native support for DNxHR and H.265 media, which is excellent news for those folks shooting on the Samsung NX1.
No word yet on when these updates will make their way to Creative Cloud subscribers, but my guess is that they will be released in the wake of Adobe's MAX conference later this month, or sometime in October.